Working Lands Initiative
DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
Agricultural Enterprise Areas
Designation of an agricultural enterprise area (AEA) is based upon evaluation of a petition submitted for consideration by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in response to a request for petitions. Petitions must be submitted jointly by landowners and town and county governments where the proposed area is located.
The department is currently accepting petitions for designation of Agricultural Enerprise Areas. Petitions must be postmarked by March 29, 2013.
Petitioning for Designation
To view a 2013 presentation about the program and the petition process, click here
Petition materials for new 2013 AEA Designation
Petition materials for modifying a Designated Area
Designated AEAs may submit a petition to modify the area by adding acreage. These petitions must be submitted during the call for petitions and will be considered with along with other submitted petitions.
Developing a Petition
Contact Coreen Fallat at (608) 224-4625 or Coreen.Fallat@wisconsin.gov with questions.